3D Printing FAQ2018-05-21T17:00:14+00:00

3D PRINTING FAQ

3D printing, is a method of producing physical objects usually one layer at a time from a 3D design program.

Rapid prototyping is by far the most extensive use for current 3D printing technology. But it can also be used for parts and patterns and on-demand fabrication.

There are lots of printer types on the market. Here at Awesome 3D Printing we use a UV cure system. It prints very thin layers of an ABS type material that is hardened by a burst of UV light. This give a very smooth surface.

This can be tricky to say. The cost of the print depends on the amount of material and support material as well as the amount of time it will take to print. Send us your file on the ‘Start Printing’ page and we’ll get back to you with the cost.

Here at Awesome 3D Printing we keep our overheads as low as possible, so this is passed onto our customers.

The time required to build any given object is entirely dependent on the geometry; larger objects require more time, smaller objects less. We work in the film industry so we are no stranger to a quick turnaround. Let us know your deadline and we will do our best to meet it. If the printer says it need 12 hours to print, that’s what it needs, you can’t rush the machine.

The bed size for the printer is 298mm x 185mm x 208mm. This is the largest we can print in one piece. If your project is larger we can work with you so it can be printed in parts.

printed-parts

It’s quick and easy to get a quote. Just go to our ‘Start Printing’ page and we will get back to you, normally within 24 hours.

This will depend on you. We can simply put it in the post, arrange a delivery or sometimes it may be possible for you to come and collect it. Just let us know what you need and we’ll help.

We have Business account options for large production companies. Please ask us for details. Payment is made for all customer via BACS transfer. We do not hold your bank account details.

Your files are always treated in the strictest confidence. We will never share your file with a third party. Please see our Privacy Policy. If you require us to sign an NDA then please send it over to amelia@awesome3dprint.co.uk.

There are a few file sharing web sites that allow you to download a file for printing. But if you need a specific object drawn then look at our ‘Services’ page for help.

Our printer is Awesome! It has 2 resolutions that it can print in. The HD setting is 32 microns per layer and the UHD is at 16 microns.

There are 1000 microns per millimetre! The technical term is ‘Very Small’!

layer-thickness

Almost none, We use water based support which we jet off.

Once you have your print they can be painted using your favourite paints. Always use a primer first.

painted

They can be stuck with super glue for a light bond, if you require a heavy duty bond we recommend a two part epoxy resin such as Araldite.

Yes. See our ‘Services’ page for more info.